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Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis

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Subject: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 06:39 AM

I have just been told that Pete is in hospital in Spain - and is critical with meningitis.

Apparently, according to the message I have just had via a slightly indirect route from Val (who phoned the White Horse from Spain) Pete will have been infectious for three weeks, and there are prophylactic measures you should take. Therefore if you have been in contact with Pete (or Val) in the last three weeks (or so) you should, I am told, URGENTLY contact your doctor to check what measures you should take.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 06:41 AM

Jeez, that's a real bummer. Hope he recovers OK, and soon.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: The Barden of England
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 07:16 AM

Let's hope for good news - he's a lovely guy.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 07:20 AM

BTW - a short flip through pages on the web marked "meningitis" indicate that this flapping about taking medical advice if you have been in contact with Pete in the last three weeks MAY be overcautious.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 07:37 AM

You can never be overcautious with meningitis


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: The Sandman
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 07:43 AM

Pete hicks was very encouraging to me many years ago when Iwas a humble floor singer,Agreat guy who used to run a great club ,Farningham,getwell pete .Dick Miles


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Essex Girl
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 08:45 AM

That's terrible,he's always so full of life. Val, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Muttley
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 09:05 AM

Hopefully this is a word of encouragement to those of you who know Pete (I don't).

However, I have had a lot of experience with meningitis and from your time frames and where he is now - my guess is that he has Viral Meningitis (VM).

You are correct to be concerned but also to be optimistic - Viral meningitis takes about a week or so to "work up" to really affecting the victim and about 3 - 5 weeks to resolve: BUT - the recovery is usually complete and has no lingering side effects (except that he's gonna be REAL nervous about headaches for a few yers).

It's bacterial meningitis (BM) which is the worst of the two - I have transported several VM patients and took care of them as a paramedic and ALL survived with no loss of faculty.

However; I transported only one BM and he came through it alive, but with either his hearing or eyesight (this WAS 20+years ago so forgive my recall deficiencies) was slightly impaired after.

The only other contact I had with BM was when a student of mine at a boarding school 'collapsed' with a headache - I was lulled into a false sense of security by the principal who said she was the larest in a series of "flu" sufferers. I had recently also had the First Aid responsibilty for the school taken away and given to an ex-student who was now working there and had worked fro 12 months as a nurses aid (they were VERY inbred) who moaned and whined that she wanted it and since she lived 'on campus' SHE should have it - she was given it over my protestations.

Long story short - the student (who happened to be my absolute all-time favourite) died the next morning from BM and when I got the call that she couldn't be roused and rushed to the school - found the 'new' First-Aid controller standing at the child's bedside wringing her hands and asking what to do. Any wonders as to why I quit after coming out of quarantine?

Your friend SHOULD be safe and SHOULD turn out well especially as he is getting hospitl care. exhaustion from pain and dehydration are the commonest vectors for killing any VM patient and the fact that he is still in hospital fighting means he is most likely PAST the danger point.

Good luck with him and I think I'm safe offering all the best wishes of all of Mudcat and all our prayers (for those of us that pray) to his speedy and full recovery.

Slainte

Muttley


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 09:51 AM

The local quack says that unless any of us have been kissing or hugging Pete (no thanks chaps) we should be OK.

If Pete is to suffer impairment - let's make it his hearing. He's as deaf as a post anyway! Amazing he can still sing like that.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 07:02 PM

Hmm, refresh, sort of, old chap


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: melodeonboy
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 07:14 PM

Yes, rather worrying. Someone mentioned it at the Good Intent this evening.

Get well soon, Pete.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 07:52 PM

So sorry to hear this news. It's going to be a worrying time, our thoughts are with you both.

Fingers crossed all is well by Knockholt.

Hugs and best wishes.

Deb & Pat
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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Dipsodeb
Date: 17 Apr 07 - 08:02 PM

Sorry that above post was from me just realised I wasn't logged in.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Goose Gander
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 11:36 AM

I had bacterial meningitis when I was two years old. Everyone thought I was just down with the flu, but my grandmother - a nurse - recognized the symptoms and I was taken to the hospital in time. While generally a childhood disease, meningitis can affect adults as well. Death or brain damage possible if untreated, if you think you've been exposed, seek medical attention.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: growler
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 04:30 PM

Get well Slats


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 19 Apr 07 - 07:51 PM

I have the following from Sue Urwin (Bishop Gundulf). I have no further information. I do not know what surgery, I do not know what type of meningitis or strain, I do not know why an induced coma was necessitated (which I gather is pretty rare, but is always, I think, used specifically to try to reduce intercranial pressure)

"Just to update you , Pete was in an induced coma ( for up to 48 hours) to enable him to recover from the surgery. He has today blinked his eyes and rejected the ventilator which is good news as it's a sign that he is recovering well and coming out of the coma. Val is said to be very happy with his progress. His daughters are going over to see him this weekend.

Please pass onto anyone else you may talk to who knows Pete.



Richard C is talking to Wadard and his friends outside the Morris so I said I would pass on the news to those from Gundulfs who are on email for him. Apologies if you already have this news from another source, just thought you would like to be informed.



Tony is in touch with Dutchy and Ian tomorrow. Its not possible to ring everyone, hope you understand, so please pass on when you can. "


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 20 Apr 07 - 02:49 PM

Again from Sue Urwin: -

"Good news ; Pete in mainstream ward now and progressing well. Looks like the worst is over."


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Girl Friday
Date: 21 Apr 07 - 09:25 AM

That's great news. We're all thinking of him and Val in Orpington. Especially Liz, who remembers our visits to the Victoria at Cliffe.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Apr 07 - 02:19 PM

Puzzling, but seemingly bad news.

Apparently Pete has a viral infection of the brain and IF he is fit for it to be done he will have a brain scan in the middle of the coming week to try to discover more. His daughters are staying out there for the time being.

I don't fully follow because I thought a viral infection was one of the types of meningitis.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Apr 07 - 06:06 PM

I gather he is back in a coma.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,dizzylisa
Date: 21 Apr 07 - 10:52 PM

The lack of posts says it all.....
We all hold our breath for him and wish him & Val lots of love and strength xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 22 Apr 07 - 04:54 AM

Val Hicks has this morning 'phoned me from Spain.

Pete is moving more, and will open his eyes on instruction, but is otherwise not obviously mentally present. He is breathing on his own during the day and is ventilated at night (so will therefore have the mother of sore throats when truly "waking").

The operation (effected within two hours of his admission, try getting that done in the UK) was to relieve fluid pressure on the brain. He had had a headache for two days and initially the local clinic diagosed migraine and prescribed painkillers - but within 12 hours of that arranged emergency admission to Valencia hospital. The fluid drained at that stage was observably infected (ie bacterial infection) but that is no longer the case. There is little fliud draining and it does not appear to have any bacterial infection.

No actual virus has been identified, yet, but he is receiving antiviral agents too. Also he is still receiving antibiotics. To me that looks like a major case of "don't know but lets cover all the bases. At one stage he had 12 drips up, but this is now down to 10(!).

A brain-scan will probably be carried out in four to five days time if there is no major improvement by then. Stroke has seemingly been ruled out, and it may (that is only a may) be that the present symptoms are the consequence of the pressure before the operation. It takes time to recover from trauma (including pressure) to the brain - witness the little Hammond creature from Top Gear. If that is all there is to it, there should be steady progress.

Hospital visiting is restricted, patients are logged in and out, and gowned and masked for visiting, under a strict cleaning regime. This may explain why Spain has a zero (or statistically zero) incidence of MRSA and C. Diff.

There is no clue yet as to any cause.

Val is staying with their friends, which is better than being in a hotel and on her own, but it is an 85 kilometer drive to the hospital, and at present the holiday insurance is refusing to pay for the car hire. Pete' daughters are returning to the UK very soon. One of them is a trained military paramedic and her observation is that it looks as if things are improving, slightly.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 22 Apr 07 - 08:13 AM

Hi, Kevin (clogs) from Bishop Gundulfs Morris - we are getting all of our news from Richard C who is in regular contact with The White Horse Pub. The last but one post by Richard Bridge got to us at the end of a great day of dancing yesterday. I have sent Val a text message expressing everyones best wishes, be they Morris, Folk, friends etc. Lets be positive - he's a tough old bugger :-)


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 22 Apr 07 - 08:31 AM

I've only just spotted this thread. Get well soon Pete ... I'm told that Spanish hospitals are far superior to our run down, over managed, disgraces. I want to be hearing him around the campfire in June oi!diddley diddly diddly yaaaaarghh!


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Girl Friday
Date: 22 Apr 07 - 02:23 PM

So - far from being out of the woods yet then. Still he is a tough old bugger and not one to let anything beat him. If the insurance won't pay for a car for Val she should see if they will pay a hotel bill. Don't Spanish hospitals have relative's accomodation?
Hoping that the next news will be more positive.
Sue


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 22 Apr 07 - 02:53 PM

Insurers would pay for a hotel, but Val would be on her own and she needs to be with friends, unsurprisingly.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: growler
Date: 22 Apr 07 - 05:22 PM

Richard Could'nt we have a whip round?


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Apr 07 - 05:01 AM

What about having a hat collection over Sweeps? Most of us will be in the Good Intent at some stage over the weekend.Pass on my love to then both


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Gastove
Date: 23 Apr 07 - 06:42 AM

I had a call from Barry Laing Saturday. He told me that they had brought Pete out of an induced coma and he was now breathing on his own. Barry's gut feeling is that things are improving.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Apr 07 - 06:52 AM

Yes, that was the information at that stage, Gastove, but my info was direct from Val on Sunday morning by phone from Spain, and it was not as clear cut as that.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Gastove
Date: 23 Apr 07 - 07:30 AM

Thanks Richard, I'll keep looking for more news. Pete's important to a lot of people and we need to know. Keep it up and please give Val my love when you next talk to her.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Apr 07 - 11:28 AM

Definite good news - from Peter Currie, who had the news from Val at 1400 GMT (Gundulf Morris Time) today, Monday.

Pete is conscious, and can communicate by blinking (the usual yes/no stuff).

The root cause (or so close as we can get to a root cause so far) is that the problem was similar to hydroencephaly, in that the drain from the brain-pan to the stomach stopped draining, resulting in pressure in the brain-pan.

This will be remedied by a further operation to insert a so-called "shunt" (presumably something like a stent) in his neck, in the near future, following which, if all goes well, his neck ought in due course to be able to resume previously normal functions (well, normal by local standards) such as the inflow of beer and the outflow of music....


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Girl Friday
Date: 23 Apr 07 - 01:08 PM

Yes, I guessed that Val would be better staying with people, I was trying to say that a hotel bill would cost at least as much as car hire. So that's double standards from the insurers. This latest news is better I guess. I think a collection at Good Intent would be a great idea. Perhaps some kind of raffle too. Just who is the anonymous GUEST who says he'll be there? How will we know if he's turned up or not?


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Essex Girl
Date: 24 Apr 07 - 09:16 AM

Sorry, it was me who made the posting re: collection at Sweeps. They've replaced all of our PC's at work and I lost my cookie!


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 24 Apr 07 - 10:38 AM

Essex Girl, shall I pass on your email addy to Richard Cartwright, Tony Urwin, and Kevin Tudor?


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 24 Apr 07 - 05:17 PM

From Blosson (Peter Currie) from Val, at about 9 pm Gundulf Morris Time, Tuesday.

Pete remains as he was 2 pm Monday. Eyebrow/lid communication only, no other obvious control.

Tomorrow they will try closing the valve (the drain) in his head to see if that will get the normal pathway for fluid (to the stomach) to work. If it does not they will insert a shunt. He will have another brain scan and possibly MRI as well.

The tube in his throat is probably causing irritation, so they will (very probably) also do a tracheotomy, intended to be temporary, to permit breathing and ventilation if needed in that way.

Val much appreciates everyone's good wishes, and indeed is very touched. That probably means that when she catches up with the well-wishers, they (or at least the male ones) are going to think they have been trapped in a Russ Meyer movie, for a while.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Val Dilligaf
Date: 24 Apr 07 - 05:39 PM

Hello folks
Val here from sunny Spain Thanks for all the well wishes,I have nagged Pete to death over the last week which is probably why he is still not awake. As Blos says when he is awake he can move his eyebrows and chomps at the breathing tubes like some old horse.which is why they want to do the trachiotamy. The Hospital here is excellent. he couldn,t have asked for better the dianosed the fluid on the brain with an hour. If it had been left any longer without a doubt he would not have been here.The hospital have said what he needs is time to come round as his brain has been crushed and bruised.It may be some time and he may not get everything back but as he didn,t have a lot to start with I will be grateful for anything.
Thank you for the kind offers of a whip round but at the moment we are all right so just buy yourselves another pint and toast the old git and wish him well.I am now driving like a Spainard and know loads of medical words as well as how to order a beer.Love and hugs to you all I will keep in touch
Dilligaf


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 24 Apr 07 - 05:46 PM

Oh I do hope they can avoid the tracheotomy, I had one, and they're horrid. Mind you if it helps his condition they have to go for it.
Hope he gets better soon.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Apr 07 - 09:38 PM

Great to hear from you Val.

Big hugs to you and, of course, Pete. Tell the old bugger that all of us at Gundulf are rooting for him. Big Dick is doing a splendid job of keeping us under control whilst you are not here!

Take care. Kev T xxx


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,dizzy
Date: 24 Apr 07 - 10:17 PM

Hi Val, Sending lots of love to you both, from Korks & Porks and Motley.

I didn't imagine I'd ever say this but I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing him half naked in the mornings on Broadstairs campsite this year ...... !!!

I would throw huge quantities of money if needed, into a bucket bearing the Page 3 photo. However, on your instruction I'll just have another Newcy Brown and raise it to the old git and his full and speedy recovery.

Lisa Rob & Liam
xxx


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: The Barden of England
Date: 25 Apr 07 - 02:24 AM

I'm so glad he's doing well Val. Fingers crossed for a good outcome and hope to see you both fit and well very soon.
Buena suerte
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: rick west
Date: 25 Apr 07 - 12:09 PM

Dear Val

Lynne and I were so worried when we heard, but reading your comments suggests that thankfully he's on the mend. Love and best wishes to you both, and hope to see you both soon. Good to hear about the excellent Spanish medical care - shall we now forgive them the Armada?

Rick And Lynne


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 25 Apr 07 - 02:41 PM

Val's text to me of earlier today indicated no change again - but the staff there this morning did not speak English. Maybe more news after Val has been able to trace English-speaking staff!


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: growler
Date: 25 Apr 07 - 04:48 PM

Hi Val
   Best to you and Pete, try wobbling your chest at the Doctors. if that doesn't work, try wobbling them at Pete


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 25 Apr 07 - 08:50 PM

Now then, Growler, the present objective is to reduce, not increase, swelling (albeit of the brain).


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,sheila finn
Date: 26 Apr 07 - 05:27 AM

Wishing Pete a full recovery - let me know if I can help in any way, my niece speaks fluent Spanish having worked in Estepona up to last June and is familiar with their hospitals unfortunately if that is of use. Anything you would like to go into the Folk London for June please send to me. All love from Nick, myself and Gerry.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Sue Urwin
Date: 26 Apr 07 - 06:33 AM

Val, a big huge hug to Pete from us when he can manage it! Its good to have this contact. Thanks to Bloss and Richard C& Mc for the communication so far. Gill did us proud Monday night leading the ladies out dancing at little gem .We were all so pleased to hear of Petes progress, albeit teeny by the sounds of it and a long way to go but its a start. So your driving like a spaniard now are you? be sure to take substantial glasses of Carlos 1 before setting off and burn out that clutch at the traffic lights! thinking of you both Tony & Sue XXXX


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: vectis
Date: 26 Apr 07 - 08:31 AM

Just spotted this thread.
All the best for a full recovery and hoping to see you both at Broadstairs.
Mary (Travelling Folk)


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,dilligaf
Date: 26 Apr 07 - 04:32 PM

Hi folks just back from the hospital, got a REALLY NICE Cute spainish doctor who spoke excellent english, Pete is still semi comatose and paralised, they have said he is to get a traciotmy tomorrow or monday, seems Pete has a serious infection of the lower part of his brain(what brain) which has caused all his problems and they are trying a new lot of treatment from today, which hopefully he will respond to.as always its time. have given all your love to him and will fill you all in as soon as I know anything love to you all
Val Dilligaf


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Paul in Canada
Date: 26 Apr 07 - 04:44 PM

Hey Val. Our thoughts are with you. Tell my uncle Pete that he better recover soon or I'll have to show up and play Peggy Gordon and you know what he'd think of that! He's probably just off in Algonquin somewhere floating down the Otterslide. Just be sure to tell him to keep his shirt on!

Lots of love

Paul, Margot, kids and animals.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Paul
Date: 26 Apr 07 - 09:44 PM

Check out our Cuba vacation video for a laugh - just thinking you might need one!http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=IMISSWILSON
I think my uncle Pete might think this is funny.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 Apr 07 - 12:38 PM

No news, I'm afraid.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Apr 07 - 12:54 PM

Let's hope that "no news, is good news"


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 Apr 07 - 01:21 PM

I have just been phoned by Blossom, who spoke to Dilligaf a little earlier. Pete received his tracheotomy this afternoon. Otherwise no change.

Pete will be desolated (when the time comes) to hear he missed Martin (you know who)'s 60th birthday party, for which Martin has (are you ready for this?) allegedly bought a barrel of beer - surely a first!

Bloss is going to drink his share and Pete's too.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: breezy
Date: 28 Apr 07 - 02:36 PM

I wish Pete all the best

x


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Girl Friday
Date: 28 Apr 07 - 06:05 PM

Hi Val. Greetings from TDL. Give Pete a big GRRRRR----R from us. and tell him that we don't mind at all if he can't play the trumpet anymore. Lots of love.

Suexxxx


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 30 Apr 07 - 03:37 AM

I have text from Val yesterday "Pete still to my aknowledge in his own world, sleeping deeper since his traciop if that's posdrain out of his head moustache off"


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Girl Friday
Date: 30 Apr 07 - 08:50 AM

Can we get photo of moustacheless Pete?


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,dizzy
Date: 30 Apr 07 - 10:54 PM

There will be lots of people thinking of you both when we're on Bluebell Hill in a couple of hours. Maybe you'll feel the vibes !!!
Happy May Day
LxIxSxA


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: doncatterall
Date: 01 May 07 - 01:55 AM

Sorry to hear the news - get well soon Pete - back on your feet dancing & singing - you old git!!!!!

best wishes to you both (must be a very worrying time for you Val.

Oh! happy May Day!

Danced a jig this morning as the sun came up over the Scottish mainland - Nutting Girl accompanied by fiddle (Linda) & mandoline (Alex)

our prayers and thoughts are with you

wassail!

Don


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST
Date: 01 May 07 - 03:43 AM

Happy May day to one and all,
Petes Mri scan shows no infection of the brain, the old git has the reactions of a baby which my daughters whose at the moment is doing a course on battlefield injuries !! said is a good sign he can move if you inflict pain and he is trying to cough despite the fact he has this tube in his throat, They are now going through more tests trying for epilepsy and all sorts but at the moment he is confounding the poor Spainish doctors in the same way he has confounded the the rest of us for years. What a nasty shock for him when he wakes up and relises as Dave Grabham says he he is not in a vat of Master Brew shouting "Nice Bum" at all the nurses.
Love and hugs to all of you, have passed on all your messages to the deaf old git, missing you and missing dancing at dawn and sweeps Dilligaf xx


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Dipsodeb
Date: 01 May 07 - 06:52 AM

Great to hear that Pete is slowly recovering. Happy May day to you both, and one and all.
Off to catch a plane to Sardinia this aft but Pat will keep me informed of the situation.
Thinking of you both.
Take care.

~Debs~


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,charlotte, eddie and Sue White
Date: 01 May 07 - 07:27 AM

We just wanted to wich Pete all the very best for a swift recovery, and also best wishes to Val too.

We will see everyone at the Sweeps at the weekend so if we can help in any way at all let us know.

all the very best

Charlotte, eddie and Sue White


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Essex Girl
Date: 01 May 07 - 11:52 AM

Glad to hear the old b****er is improving, I hope he'll be back in good form for the summer. Love to you both
Linda


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Girl Friday
Date: 01 May 07 - 04:17 PM

Happy May Day from TDL.
Good news that their is no brain infection. Sounds as though he's in recovery. If the whole busisness has left him with epilepsy, it's controllable... I have lived with it for over 40 years. See you all at Rochester. Sue


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Tams
Date: 02 May 07 - 10:09 AM

I have now spent ages reading through all these messages (saves working!) and it's great to see so many messages of good wishes for my Dad. Thank You

As you know myself and sister went to see Dad last weekend and will probably be going again soon but Val's daughter will be going out to stay soon. I spoke to Val this morning and the latest is that Dad has had a brain wave test which showed that most of his brain is working ok which is good (better than it was before this happened I would imagine seeing as he hasn't had a pint in days!). Hopefully the rest of his brain will recover in time and he will stop pretending he is Sleeping Beauty and wake up. As before though it is just a horrible waiting game now.

Speak to you all soon and I hope that those of you who are performing at The Sweeps this weekend have a great time and that you all have a pint for Dad - We wouldn't want the pub takings to suffer!!!

Tamsin


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 02 May 07 - 11:41 AM

"Beauty"?????

I think we prolly all need to have several pints to keep the pub taings up......

Maybe I can stop trying to learn his songs now.....


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Charlie, Triality/Florida
Date: 02 May 07 - 01:32 PM

Fingers and Everything else crossed Val, so sorry to hear, tell him to improve or get a kiss from each of the Triality Thugs!Ugh..................
all the best Darlin, send him our regards, Charlie............


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 02 May 07 - 02:55 PM

He always did say one of you was a fine slapper, but I think he was talking about playing the upright bass....


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: growler
Date: 02 May 07 - 03:43 PM

I'm trying to imagine Pete without his 'tash and the word 'Beauty', I can't seem to find a link


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,The Prince Of Wales, Strood
Date: 03 May 07 - 02:37 AM

We are all thinking of you Peter, and wishing you well.
Best wishes from the POW Folkies.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Gill (Gundulfs)
Date: 03 May 07 - 10:50 AM

Now enough's, enough Pete. I know I turned down your Cocoa Pops but stop sulking! Wake up now were all missing you, and Sweeps just wont be the same without you leering and Val flashing her finest assests at all and sundry. Wishing you both well. Loads of hugs and stuff to you both Gill & Mikexx


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 03 May 07 - 03:53 PM

I was out but Val phoned this afternoon and spoke to Jeff (who used to be Andy Martin and before that used to be Andy George, and who has known Pete even longer than I) and apparently Pete is still in a coma and there is no improvement. I am told she seemed pretty down about it.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 03 May 07 - 06:43 PM

I spoke to Val again. She is not too bad, emotionally, I am glad to say. I hope when my bits drop off I have someone as strong as that batting for me.

Pete-wise, the quacks have now eliminated all the things they expected to find (meningitis, viral infections, bacterial infections, strokes, infections in thelower brain, intercranial haemorrhaging, etc). As Val put it, "They have eliminated the possible, now they are starting on the impossible". There was hydroencephaly but the cause seems not to be establishable.

The MRI stuff shows a brain with all the right electrical impulses in all the right places. All of the most basic reflexes are present.

The next step will be to check the exotic issues of the Amazon basin - the place of the last Val&Pete exotic holiday. In theory nothing could lurk for 6 months nad then spring up -- could it?

Transport to the UK will not be possible until the tracheotomy is removed. Timing on that is vague, since although Pete seemingly can breathe unassisted - why take a chance of something going wrong?

If Pete does come back - where should he go? Medway and Darenth (Murdertime and Death Valley) are to be avoided at all costs, but in view of the opacity of the case a proper London teaching hospital might be a runner.

Can we get it on to "House"?


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: concertina ceol
Date: 03 May 07 - 06:47 PM

It would be good if we could. I don't know the guy but I'm really rooting for him and all his family and friends through this. sincere good wishes.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Paul in Canada
Date: 04 May 07 - 04:25 AM

Just an FYI on the positive side of things. I was talking to our IT guy at work about my Uncle Pete and he told me that a very similar circumstance had occurred with his brother-law last year. Same initial diagnosis which turned out to be false. His brother in-law was in a coma for over a month and just woke up one day with the docs completely at a loss for cause but with the basic assumption that it was some bizarre parasite. His brother in law recovered fully but was somewhat pissed at having missed a months worth of ale.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: billybob
Date: 04 May 07 - 09:00 AM

Dear Val and Pete, Bill and I just got back from 3 weeks in Ireland and read this post. What rotten luck, we are thinking of you both and Petes daughters.You are in our thoughts and send all our love,hope to see you in our back garden at a barby real soon!
Wendy, Bill, Samantha and Christopher xxxxx


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 May 07 - 09:31 AM

As of today, it seems, there is a strange bacterium present in Pete's brain. Allegedly Bloss knows how to spell it so I await enlightenment. Anyway, it is a bacterium that is normally present, but can sometimes misbehave, and it is a puzzle at this stage to know why it did not succumb to the antibiotics - if it is sinister.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,dilligaf
Date: 06 May 07 - 03:07 AM

Sending you all my love from a very hot and sunny Spain. at least the weather has improved, Pete is still in a coma Probably enjoying the bed baths and the rub downs with oil he gets everyday. Decided today not to keep asking him for his pin number and definatly will not tell him its his round or he may never wake up,
missing dancing like mad, anyone in Alicante fancy staring a morris side?
Sing well, drink hard and dance well at the weekend.
Love and hugs
Val
PS when this is over I have booked myself a nervous breakdown I finally think Pete has driven me to one !!


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 06 May 07 - 07:41 AM

Hi Val, once again, BIG HUGS for you and the old sod from me and the rest of Gundulf!!

We did what you said, we were out at Sweeps and danced well, drank well and sang well!! It feels VERY wrong not having you both here though. Several of us have said that every now and again, when we are out, we drift away and start thinking about what is going on.

Gill is doing a fine job of keeping the ladies under control and Big Dick is doing a grand impersonation of you too, keeping us ALL under control!. We're getting on with it Val, but we want you both back as soon as poss - so give Pete some of your finest verbal, slap him with a wet kipper and just let him know that thee is a big space here at the moment - and it's Pete shaped!

Keep it together girl - you are one of the strongest people I know.

Love and kisses

Kev

BG


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,charlotte (petes daughter)
Date: 07 May 07 - 01:18 PM

Thankyou all for your good wishes for our dad, Tam and I are finding things harder to deal with as time goes on, it was nice to see so many familiar faces at the sweeps yesterday not least my god father Dave Grabham and his children who i haven't seen for years, but i agree with most of you that it wasn't the same without my dad ( i could actually walk into a pub where slattery were playing without having a greeting called over the pa which could sometimes be quite embarrasing- however i would have given anything to have been embarrassed yesterday)I hope it won't be too long before we can fly out to see him again but it is extremely difficult with too young children, Val is doing a fantastic job looking after him out there so I know he is in safe hands. love charlottexx


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,dilligaf
Date: 07 May 07 - 05:44 PM

Hi WELL DONE TO GUNDULF FOR GETTING THE SHIELD THIS YEAR AT SWEEPS WE DESERVED IT but why get it the year We,re missing? sounds like we missed a good one this year.
Pete is still confounding the Doctors they have tested for every thing and are still testing.Ellie my daughter is here at the moment having missed a week hiking some wall or other in Scotland and decided to keep me fit by walking me miles round alicante today including to the top of the castle built on the top of a mountain!!
AGhh what else are we going to do in the 5 hrs between visiting,
the weather is getting hot and the med is very blue But am missing you all like mad thankyou for all your good wishes, its so good to hear so many love the old git as much as I do.
love and hugs Val Dilligaf


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 08 May 07 - 04:43 PM

I have just heard from Blossom, who heard from Val, that Pete is being allowed to breathe unaided for an hour at a time, and the intention and hope is gradually to increase this. This may be a very small step in the right direction.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Girl Friday
Date: 08 May 07 - 06:01 PM

Val. Have at last got hold of Andy Caven to tell him about Pete. He's very sorry to hear the news, but I said that the old boy was hopefully out of the woods. I told him to get onto this thread. Hope he does. Sweeps was smashing, but not quite the same without you both. Love TDL.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Lisa White Horse Upper Stoke
Date: 09 May 07 - 05:45 AM

Hi Val just a few words to say we are all thinking of you and Pete. Sundays are not the same without you both cant wait to see you here again in the White Horse especially missing your "Bossoms" Give the old man a snog from me and keep your chin up! Love and Peace Lisa, Tony and Clan. X X X


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Tams
Date: 10 May 07 - 03:28 AM

Just thought I would update you with the latest from Spain. Val phoned last night at has said that the doctors MIGHT fly Dad home at the weekend. She will be speaking to doctors today to confirm this. As soon as I hear anything I will let you know.

It would also appear that Ellie (Vals Daughter) has got Val into the wonderful past time of hiking up the local hills to visit ruins in between visiting!!!! Good Luck Val

Tamsin


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Essex Girl
Date: 10 May 07 - 04:05 AM

From onbe ruin to another eh!! Seriously, that's great news, we're all rooting for you Pete!! Will come over to see you soon wherever you are.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 10 May 07 - 04:30 AM

Hmm. If I had to choose between on the one hand a Spanish hospital and on the other hand either of Medway Murdertime or Death Valley...

Is it possible to ensure that if Pete is moved he goes to a London teaching hospital?


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Tams
Date: 10 May 07 - 07:06 AM

I would imagine that he would be sent to a London Hospital and the hell holes we have here in Medway


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Tams
Date: 10 May 07 - 07:07 AM

Sorry meant to say and NOT the hell holes of Medway


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Hospital Oik
Date: 10 May 07 - 01:42 PM

Without sounding 'political' why do you describe our local hospitals in such derogatrory terms. Do you speak from personal knowledge?


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 10 May 07 - 01:47 PM

Yes. Medway Murdertime killed my wife, Jacqui Walker, and has just done its level best to give my 96 year old mother gangrene and is lying about the reasons.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,dilligaf
Date: 10 May 07 - 05:20 PM

Children please no fighting or mummy will bang bothyour heads together!!
As of today I have no idea what is going on Axa word of warning do not insure with them they can make a crisis out of a drama. informed me that pete would be going home on saturday despite the doctor telling me that they would be doing a brain biopsy on tuesday! when I asked axa where he would be going,they said we don,t know wheres your nearest hospital, have you ever tried spelling darenth valley to a spainaird? then phoned me back to tell me this wasn,t a definate definate but when they have a definate definate definate their words not mine they will tell me pending a doctors report!!
so if you happen to be at an airport and a hospital bed with a comatose pete goes round on the luggage carasol can possible let me know cause I get the feeling I may be the last to know if axa suddenly decide to move him as their communication skills are s""t
Love and hugs Valxx
ps do they do duty free on an air ambulance?


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,dizzyLisa
Date: 10 May 07 - 08:54 PM

What a nightmare !! Do the puppies have to go into quarantine for the journey home !!!!!!
Saw Blossom at Sweeps as he was off to the Cathedral to light a candle and have a quiet moment for the old git during Evensong. I thought this was a lovely idea and decided to do the same
Picture the scene.... mid Sweeps.... as I stroll into the Cathedral entrance, totally oblivious to the bells on my shoes
a) cos I've been wearing them all day   
b) Your ears ring with bells at Sweeps anyway   
c) and OK, yes I may have imbibed a little !!!
The look I got from the lady inside was enough to remind me.... so I literally backed out (maybe thinking it would be quieter... but I just stumbled on the upwards step and jingled more than ever!)
I had to make do with a quiet moment listening to Hot Rats at Boley Hill...is that an oximoron, or is that me !!!
Big slobbery ones to you both from us...
Lisa Rob & Liam
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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Canada Paul
Date: 11 May 07 - 04:55 AM

Val. Can you post him? See if Fed Ex has a 6' - 6" padded envelope and poke some holes in the top? It might take a few stamps but you could send him to the hospital of your choice.
Just a thought.

Paul


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,charlotte (petes daughter)
Date: 11 May 07 - 07:40 AM

very good idea paul, at least we would be able to track where he is. anyway is there anyone who could recomend which of the teaching hospitals specialises in dads condition perhaps then I could try to contact them and give the insurance company some idea of where he needs to be? Just want him home now i think he has had a long enough holiday, and if he is here I can nag him to wake up every day. love charlottexxxxx


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,charlotte (petes daughter)
Date: 11 May 07 - 02:42 PM

Have just recieved worst phonecall of my life they have given my dad 2 hours - no brain activity thankyou for all your support over the last few weeks love charlotte xx


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Anthea and Chris Miles
Date: 11 May 07 - 02:57 PM

Val,
You are both in our thoughts and prayers. Missed you both loads at Sweeps. I even had to dance Maids of Kent with a bemused expression on my face....no change there then! And we won the shield. It's for the children and you Pete>
Much love Anthea


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Guest Betty
Date: 11 May 07 - 04:04 PM

Val,

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

                      love from all here

                            xxx


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: The Sandman
Date: 11 May 07 - 05:54 PM

Iam terribly sorry to hear this,Pete was very helpful,encouraged lots of people like myself,to sing.
my sympathy to all his family.
DickMiles


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST
Date: 11 May 07 - 07:23 PM

Feeling awful having made such a glib and jokey comment.... still holding breath for a miracle.... I might even believe !!!
Lots and lots of love to you both. Please give him a big kiss from Kent
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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,dizzyLisa
Date: 11 May 07 - 07:52 PM

That guest was me, Motley, K & S and everyone else who's STILL holding our breath for him... and you Val...
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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Blossom64(extinct)
Date: 12 May 07 - 02:02 AM

It is with the deepest sadness that I have to tell you that Peter died shortly after 7.00 AM Spanish time (6.00 in England). He was not expected to last the night but, fighter that he was, he hung on till the sun came up this morning.
Val has asked me to inform as many people as possible and as soon as possible. She has expressed a wish to have hime flown home, that we may give him the best funeral possible.
I have known, worked and played with Peter for nearly 40 years and I mourn his loss.
My heart goes out to all his family - in particular to Charlotte and Tamsin.
God bless you all.
Bloss


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Dipsodeb
Date: 12 May 07 - 03:12 AM

Our deepest condolences to you Val and your family. We were very sad to hear the news. Our thoughts are with you.

Blessings
(((((((xx))))))

Deb & Pat


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: 74216
Date: 12 May 07 - 03:27 AM

So sorry Val, both Judith and I are shocked, can't express what we both feel. Bob @ Wadard


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: The Barden of England
Date: 12 May 07 - 03:27 AM

I just don't know what to say. Such sad, sad news about such a lovely man. My heart goes out to Val and Pete's family at such a horrible time.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Katie Hales
Date: 12 May 07 - 04:10 AM

I am so sorry to hear this news. My heart goes out to Charlotte & Tamsin, their children and all the family. I am very sorry for your loss.

Kate xxx


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Charlie, Ted & Dave, Triality
Date: 12 May 07 - 04:36 AM

Our Deepest condolences from the three of us and our partners, Peter will be sorely missed by all, a talented man and a giant of a friend, God bless,
                  Charlie, Triality   XXX


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Sue and Mick Forde (Folkmob)
Date: 12 May 07 - 04:49 AM

We are so sorry to hear the sad news of Pete's death. We send Our deepest sympathy to all of his family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 12 May 07 - 05:00 AM

A sad loss to the Kent music scene - sympathy to Val and Pete's family.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Dave Grabham
Date: 12 May 07 - 05:24 AM

A very sad day,ive been a mate of Petes for 40 years,cant belive he didnt busk his way out of this one ! will miss you mate, luv to all the girls, dave and kath.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Anthea and Chris
Date: 12 May 07 - 05:27 AM

I have no words Val.
With much love,
Anthea


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 12 May 07 - 05:40 AM

I am so, so sad to hear the news Val. I will miss Pete a great deal. In the short time that I have known him, he has encouraged me to sing and play, and lately, dance. He was a lovely, lovely man - highly regarded and respected. A very sad day indeed.

We, at Gundulf, are all thinking of you.

Lots of love

Kevin


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Richard Bridge in Nottingham
Date: 12 May 07 - 05:45 AM

The old man's gone
At a great age too
Farewell to the master of them all
Now the old man's gone.

Originally written by the Keelers for Stan Hugill, but just as applicable now. I sang it last night at the Second Time Around (Beeston, Notts) just after I heard the news.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,rachel (richard's daughter)
Date: 12 May 07 - 06:07 AM

Val - I am thinking of you.
I have known Pete for as long as I can remember.

He and Mum will be creating musical havoc about now. Just like the old days.

He will be sorely missed, as was she.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 12 May 07 - 06:14 AM

Very sorry to hear about pete.
best wishes val

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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Gastove
Date: 12 May 07 - 06:51 AM

It's hard to take in. Another friend gone, and what a friend. My thoughts are with you, Val, God bless. Gas.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Graffdog
Date: 12 May 07 - 07:05 AM

Val. Just heard from Gas no words pet. You are in all our thoughts Chris


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: melodeonboy
Date: 12 May 07 - 07:45 AM

A great loss; not only to family and friends but also the music scene in Kent.

My condolences to the family.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Lisa White Horse
Date: 12 May 07 - 08:46 AM

Dear Val words cannot express how we are all feeling with your loss! Pete was such a wonderful human being and will be sorely missed! We are all here for you and the family. Thinking of you Love and Peace Lisa, Tony,Mum,Dad, Kids and all at The Whit Horse Upper Stoke. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: billybob
Date: 12 May 07 - 08:51 AM

I am so sad,Val, Charlotte and Tamsin my love to you and hugs.
Pete was a wonderful friend, I met him in 1969, he never changed, always cheerful, very funny,a great performer on stage or at a party!I remember at Bills 50th, he changed into his cowboy suit in the lane outside, to the amusement of our neighbours and sat singing till the wee hours of the morning playing his 12 string and did not repeat a single song.
Bill and I and Samantha and Christopher will miss him so much but will remember all the happy nights at Farningham.
So now Pete, Dave Brient and Brixton Bert ,what a trio in heaven!
all my love Wendy


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,dizzyLisa
Date: 12 May 07 - 09:35 AM

I for once am speechless and so sad to hear the news. The last chorus of "Fair Winds & A Following Sea" by Tom Lewis springs to mind.

"And those of us left here will miss a true friend
Who shared with us good times and bad.
Raising a glass to your memory, we'll say:
"We've known you… why should we be sad?".
We honour a life that was lived to the full,
We honour a spirit now free,
You'll be long remembered whenever we say:
Fair Winds and a Following Sea"

but it doesn't help.

Sending lots and lots of love and hugs to Val,Charlotte,Tamsin,Bloss and all his family and friends.
He was a one off !!!
Lisa,Rob & Liam
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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: growler
Date: 12 May 07 - 09:40 AM

I don't no what to say, it's the end of an era, love to Val
Simon


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,dilligaf
Date: 12 May 07 - 10:05 AM

Thank you to one and all for all the love you have sent us over the last nearly 4 weeks.It has kept us going. Pete was a character, and there,s not of them left in this world. I was very very lucky to have been with him, compared with some of you for a short while. We along with a lot of others will have a great big hole in our lives.
I will keep you posted as to when and where we will be celebrating the life of a very special man.All my love and I will be collecting all the cuddles when I get home.
Val
Dilligaf


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST
Date: 12 May 07 - 10:06 AM

I will remember Pete as a fine singer, musician and dancer and as someone encouraging of anyone who shared his passion for folk music and the Morris. To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Jan and I send our condolences to Val, Charlotte, Tamsin and the rest of his family.

Steve of Wadard MM


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Greg's wife Debbie
Date: 12 May 07 - 10:55 AM

Val, if you get this I am thinking of you, Greg will be trying to get home, he is out there all alone and has lost another brother, and is in such a state.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Edna Hales
Date: 12 May 07 - 01:00 PM

Sorry to hear the news of Peter's passing. Love to Val,Charlotte,Tamsin and all the family. Prayers will be said for you all at St.Helens Church Cliffe tomorrow. God Bless.
Edna and girls.


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Subject: RE: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: The Doctor
Date: 12 May 07 - 01:04 PM

I would like to add condolences from my wife and myself. I met Pete at Dartford in 1971, just before The Crayfolk cut their LP, which I still have, and still play, and still laugh at his intros, and still sing Peggy Gordon and Three Score and Ten just as he did. I even managed to find a harmonica player to accompany me last time. As so many others have said, he was a tremendous influence on my singing, and the influence he had on so many people is a great legacy.

Peter Taylor


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Cap n' Ella
Date: 12 May 07 - 01:59 PM

So sad to hear that Pete has left us, it's a terrible loss to everyone who knew him, but anyone that did will remember him with great affection and with a smile on their face...... He just did that to people.

Tony & lesley


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Fiona & Duncan
Date: 12 May 07 - 03:44 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss. First met Pete as landlord of The Vic when we started to have a regular drink there 25 years ago. He was a lovely man even then. He will be sorely missed by many, many people.

God Bless!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Terry (the singing sheep)
Date: 12 May 07 - 04:36 PM

Dear Val
I am so sorry to hear the sad news. Pete and I went back a long way and I have happy memories of our times at Farningham and with Hartley. Phil & Kay also wish to add their condolences. I will try and contact old friends. Pete was a great guy and I raise a glass in his memory.
Rest in peace old friend.
Terry


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 12 May 07 - 06:48 PM

Dear Val

Deepest sympathy to you and your family. We are stunned by this sad news.

The world has less music and less humour, and is a poorer place without him.

All our love is with you now and in the future
Don & Winnie T.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Paul in Canada
Date: 12 May 07 - 07:41 PM

A very sad day indeed. I had thought he was going to pull through this one and bless us with his music and his soul for many more years to come. It is obvious of what kind of impact he had on us all by reading the posts on this site. I cannot find the words to explain the connection I had to my uncle Pete but his music provided much comfort to me in my early years when we emmigrated to Canada and was the very reason that I have and continue to fumble away at the guitar. I am going to list some of the memories that come to mind.

Broadstairs Festival when I was 5 (getting lost at the ice cream shop)
Pete never believing in having a tax sticker
Walking up to the front of the Coach House to ask him to play Fie man Fie
Bringing him beer to the stage at the Coach House
The giant crocodile
Pete living with us and then moving in next door on Crayford Road
Guy Fawks night at his place - don't remember where it was but was a second floor apartment - I think Terry lived with him for awhile and had a set of false boobies
Morning walks with Gypsy and Rastus
The stereo he hand built for my Dad
The Gibson guitar he had stolen
Hanging out with him and Grandad and Pete leaving me standing on the curb completely forgetting to drive me home
The night before we left for Canada and him playing all night long
The Hartley Morris Horse - I still have Dad's rosettes
His first visit to Canada and my pub
The pig roast at the farm for the football team and Pete playing
My visit for Pete and Vals wedding with Big T. (Big T will be sad)
Algonquin with Val and Pete - Pete tipping both him and Val after about two hours in - the rescue and the "no problem let's keep going"
Dad dying and Pete and Blossom playing to celebrate Dad's life.

There are many more memories and because he has given us the gift of his music he will never really be gone.

Love and Best wishes to all of you that share this sad day.

Paul


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: doncatterall
Date: 12 May 07 - 07:55 PM

Just drinking a toast to Pete - a lovely bloke & great character - they broke the mould after him!!
The angels had better watch out!
Our prayers and thoughts are with you Val, Tamsin & Charlotte.
with our love Don, Linda, Ben & Alex


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Sarah Kings Arms
Date: 12 May 07 - 09:23 PM

Val i am so so sorry for your loss. I wish i knew what to say!!!!
My thoughts are with you and Petes Family. Everyone one at the pub is thinking of you.

I know i have not known Pete as long as many of you, but what a great loss. He was always such a happy go lucky fellow and so cheerful. A really lovely man.

I will be the first one to hug you when you come back to the pub. If you need anything and i can help i will.

with all my love Sarah


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: breezy
Date: 13 May 07 - 05:53 AM

Since those days at the Railway in dartford and before that when the Crayfolk came to catford Rising Sun I've always thought and remembered of Pete singing the 'irish Rover' and my version uses his influences.

with talent he got more out of a song and thus became an entertiner with his natural wit and charm.

he was a sincere and decent fella

though i only met him again at dave Bryants wake at the Tudor he hadnt changed, he was and always had been a lovely character

he also got a small club in Eltham out of the shit when I ran it for 5 weeks to help get the chap who had ran his money back, which we did, than closed down.

thanks pete

What a great guy he was and will be always remembered as

What a   singer too


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Kim Headley, Broadstairs Folk Week
Date: 13 May 07 - 06:00 AM

I know that everyone involved with the Festival will join me in sending condolences to all Pete's family and many friends. My fondest memories are of the wonderful phone calls when we tried to organise Slattery's gigs for the programme, and I know that Pete's music and humour will have touched hundreds of others over his many years at the Festival. We shall all miss him

Kim


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,charlotte (petes daughter)
Date: 13 May 07 - 06:40 AM

Dear all it is so lovely to keep receiving all your good wishes and is some comfort to know that he is so well thought of, dad always said that his grandad and dad died at the age of 66 and that he would go the same time but after his birthday in january i told him that he was talking aload of old rubbish, my dad was rarely wrong but just wish he could have been on this occasion. I am going to miss him sooo much and think i will probably prevent any water shortage this year with the amount of tears i am crying. i look forward to meeting up with you all when we celebrate dads life and just in case he can read this where he is I LOVE YOU SO MUCH DAD AND NEED YOU. THE KIDS ARE GOING TO MISS YOU SO MUCH PLEASE WATCH OVER US AND SHOW ME YOU ARE THERE LIKE GRANDAD HAS BEEN DOING FOR THE LAST FEW WEEKS (THROUGH THE ELECTRICS IN MY HOUSE AND THE WHITE FEATHERS THAT BOTH TAM AND I HAVE HAD.)YOURS FOREVER CHARLIE ANN XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Essex Girl
Date: 13 May 07 - 07:11 AM

Val, I am so so sorry, Wendy has just rung me with the news. Why do the good ones go? Still he'll be in good company. Will be here with lots of hugs like you gave me. We'll see him out in style!! Lots of love
Linda


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Hawker(Lucy without a cookie)
Date: 13 May 07 - 07:59 AM

I dont know Pete, But Have followed this thread and sent my prayers and good wishes along with everyone else. From what has been said already it seems that his death is a sad loss not just to his family but to the folk community as a whole. I send my heartfelt condolences to all of you out there, a great father, husband and friend to many has touched a stranger out here in the ether, and I am grieving with you all.
Much Love,
Lucy Burrow, Cornwall.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: sapper82
Date: 13 May 07 - 10:09 AM

Another one of those people I never met but wish I had. My sympathy to all his family and friends.
Bob


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Pip - mad blonde bird from Hoo
Date: 13 May 07 - 10:17 AM

Hi Val, Tams,Charlotte and all that love Pete,

I am so gutted that Pete is gone, and really feel for you all at this sad time. Why do the best go first?

Hope to join the celebration of his life, he was a great character and was definately one of a kind!!! He never could remember my name, always called me Nicola, which will always make me chuckle!

Take care and let me know if I can be of any help at all. God Bless Pete.

Pip xxxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Anita (kings Arms)
Date: 13 May 07 - 04:09 PM

Dear Val
I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss,
Pete was a wonderful man, who's sense of humour I loved.
I can't wait to see you again the place isn't the same without you.
Be strong & take care, everyone at work sends their well wishes.

much love
Anita & family
xxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Girl Friday
Date: 13 May 07 - 05:02 PM

Hi Val and everyone. So sorry to hear the news. I haven't been checking emails and mudcat since Wednesday. Trevor and I send condolences, Pete was a great characterand will be much missed.

Lots of love xxxxxxx

Sue


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Pat & Tony Davies in South Australia
Date: 13 May 07 - 07:24 PM

Just got the news - sad - happy memories from the days of Hartley Morris and the Crayfolk in Bull at Farningham. Still play the LP

Sorry don't know the family and other posters but Pete obviously hadn't changed a bit for the times we knew him. Condolences from us in Oz.

Thanks to Terry for passing the message


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Tracey (nee Healsip, nee Davies) Aria
Date: 13 May 07 - 07:29 PM

Hi Everyone

Condolances from Australia. Our thoughts are with Pete's family and friends.

Spent a lot of time in Crayfold as a youngster listening to Pete and apparently drinking the Hartley Morris Men's beers whilst they went to the loo.. Love the Crayfolk album and always will especially listening to my dads (Tony Davies and Terry Healsip) trying to sing along in tune..

Pat and Tony Davies also send their condolances..

Much Love
Tracey xx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Henry And Rosie Piper
Date: 13 May 07 - 07:56 PM

So sad to hear the news, I Knew Pete from way back , Dartford F.C Catford Rising sun , Farningham F.C And also Hartley and Wadard morris. A lovely Man and a fine singer. He first told me of Sidmout folk
Festival. and started my love affair with Devon where I now live
Rosie and I send our condolences to all his family We will not forget him.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Linda and Robin
Date: 14 May 07 - 03:06 AM

Our deepest concolences on the passing of a great person. I'm sure we all look forward to seeing him again on the other side when we get there.
He is the last man I've heard to sing Cigareets and whusky all the way through.

Love from Linda and Robin and the Woodchurch Morris


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Gill & Mike (Bishop Gundulfs)
Date: 14 May 07 - 03:36 AM

Oh Val, we are so saddened by the news. Our hearts go out to you and your family. You and Pete were one of the happiest couples we have ever met and always so much fun! I know the old bugger will be stirring it up whereever he is now. Whose going to tell me I have a 'Great Arse' now? Loads of Love Gill & Mikex


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 14 May 07 - 03:45 AM

Mike, I didn't know you had a great arse!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Doris & Mylee, Kings Arms
Date: 14 May 07 - 04:44 AM

So sorry to hear of the loss of a lovely man, people are right......it's always the good ones that go first, why, I'll never know.

Everyone at the pub was shocked and saddened to hear the news.

Our thoughts are with you and all the family at this extremely difficult time.

Love to you all.
Doris & Mylee
xxxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Dead Horse
Date: 14 May 07 - 05:45 AM

He is probably jamming with Lonnie Donnigan while a skinny Elvis is learning the new words to Jailhouse Rock.
I always wished I knew Pete back at Farningham and in the 60's folk clubs.
He will be sorely missed for so many reasons.
Ken.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Jacqui & Chalky (Bishop Gundulf)
Date: 14 May 07 - 06:56 AM

My dear Val,

Jacqui & were shattered when Richard told us the news, we all loved Pete.
He was such a kind, humorous man and a giant of a musician, not bad at the beer consumption either.

It just won't seem the same, the big man leaves a big gap.

At the stand on Saturday we all did it for Pete and the Wedding Party loved it.

All our love and strength to you and your family
Jacqui & Chalky


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Graham & Josie
Date: 14 May 07 - 11:27 AM

Dear Val & family

Josie and I were so sorry to hear about Pete, he was a really good friend good fun and inspired us all, I will never forget St Trinian's at Broadstairs, we will never forget Pete, I'd like to think that a little bit of Pete has rubbed off on us all.

See you soon

Lots of Love

Graham & Josie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Tony and Sue (Urwin) Bishop Gundulfs Morris
Date: 14 May 07 - 11:27 AM

We got the news while out in Cuba, thanks Gill and Kevin for keeping us informed. Just want to say we are both devastated at the news. We feel we have lost one of the family. We both had a few rum and cokes last night in honour of Pete's memory our very special friend.
Our thoughts are with Val and the family at the moment, sending you our deepest condolences.
Val, big hugs when you get back.
Tony and Sue
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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Tony Lewis
Date: 14 May 07 - 12:47 PM

Dear Val and family

We are so shocked.

We will always remember him for his warmth and humour.

Our thoughts are with you.

Tony and Sue Lewis


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: The Sandman
Date: 14 May 07 - 03:22 PM

I remember turning up at Farningham with a guitar I could never tune, it was Pete, who told me it was a left handed guitar, strung right handed [which was why I couldnt tune the thing].
But Pete was so helpful,and had a way of putting it, that didnt make me feel like an Idiot.,he was very approachable,and he ran a great club.Dick Miles


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: crab
Date: 14 May 07 - 03:28 PM

Helen and I add our sense of sorrow. Such an umassuming man, he really did not seem to know how good a musician he was. I produced that Crayfolk Live At Farningham LP and sent Pete some 1969 recordings I did of the Crayfolk at The Railway in Dartford not long ago. These recordings have given us years of pleasure and always will. Pete's unaccompanied singing of Spencer the Rover is a wonder, an absolute treasure. A good man, memories of good times.
crab (initials are crb)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Irish Broadstairs
Date: 14 May 07 - 03:45 PM

Val thinking of you at this very sad time. Will miss the old bugger greatly, Broadstairs will never be the same.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,DizzyLisa
Date: 14 May 07 - 08:30 PM

'Aint that a fact... I'm really going to miss his knobbly knees in the mornings.

Imagine you're now going through complete hell Val, after holding it all together.
Thinking of you and sending lots and lots of love
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Kellie The ship Upnor
Date: 15 May 07 - 08:10 AM

Dear Val

Heard the sad news of Pete's passing and all us old lot down the ship would just like say to how sorry we are for your loss and that our thoughts are with you and Pete's family at such at difficult time. Sarah says she cant wait for the puppies to come home as the place has not been the same without you.

Chin up and god bless Pete. Love Kellie xxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Muttley
Date: 15 May 07 - 08:59 AM

Have followed the thread - and not having known Pete personally - have abstained except to offer small comfort at the beginning.

Was saddened to read the 'Obit' prefix today as I thought he was through and brething unaided.

My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends both on the 'Cat and elsewhere; I feel lessened not to have known Pete as if even a tenth of the plaudits to him I have read are true - he was one hell of a person.

Don't mean to sound trite, but God can always use a good singer / player / dancer - it's a shame we have to lose them to achieve it.

God rest Pete and God bless those who survive and love him

Muttley (JohnW) Australia


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Ted (Triality)
Date: 15 May 07 - 10:33 AM

Dear Val

So very sorry and sad to here about Pete, he will be very greatly missed, an end of an era !! no more Slattery !! wow what great evenings are remembered.

You are in our thoughts

With all our love Ted, Charlie and Dave (Triality) x x x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Dilligaf
Date: 15 May 07 - 05:50 PM

Hi love to one and all,
Thank you for all the great tributes you have paid Pete,
I will be flying home with Pete on thursday night,and will be collecting all the hugs I am owed. When Pete is safely back in England then Charlie, Tamsin and myself can start to make definate plans for his send off. As soon as we have everything in place I will let you all know what is happening.
YES muttley Pete was one of the best (as a totally biased person) I have to say he could bring a smile to everybody, you laughed with him because he enjoyed his self whether singing, playing, dancing or just being him, he had no reverence for man nor beast and treated everybody as an equal.
Hell I miss the deaf old git. but was very lucky to have shared part of his life.
looking forward to being back with you all, despite the fact it was 84 out here today with clear blue skys.
love and Big hugs
Val,Dilligaf


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Guest :Michelle from Canada
Date: 15 May 07 - 08:07 PM

I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Uncle Pete. While I can't admit to having all of the same memories that my brother has, I do share some of them- Gypsy and Rastus-2 of the most beautiful dogs I have ever seen. I play back in my mind Uncle Pete saying my name and there was no-one else who said my name that way. I always felt like I special little girl when I was with him. It was also thanks to him, that I got my 1st girl cousin (no offence Mark, Adrian and Scott)! I wish I could remember more about the house in Crayford- my only memory is falling down the step and cutting my lip! I loved it that Pete and Val brought Nan out to Canada to see us, it was a nice visit.
Val, Charlie and Tam- I would still love for you to come out some time. I can imagine how hard it is for you now and our thoughts are with you all. Please take care of yourselves.

All our love,
Michelle and Chris


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 15 May 07 - 08:31 PM

Hi Val,

well - we did it! We went to the Plough and Harrow tonight - The Men wore loud Hawaiian shirts (Pete would have like that I think!!) They all danced long and hard and then we went and sang some great songs for him!!

We all look forward to you being back in UK - you're certainly getting a huge hug from me when I see you!!

Safe return Val - Gundulf are with you in spirit, if not in body!

Take care

Kev (((((xxxx))))


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 16 May 07 - 04:39 AM

I gather several people have now complimented Mike on his arse or asked to check it. Have I started something?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Larisa Kings Arms
Date: 16 May 07 - 05:01 AM

Dear Val,

I cannot imagine the heartache you and Pete's family are going through. Pete was a wonderful man with an excellent sense of humour.

Just thinking of our christmas party and what he did to me over the table makes me smile (although still a bit embarrassed)!

I think of all the things that you and Pete to help us and i am truely grateful. I wish in some way i could repay you both but i am not sure what i could do to help except be a friend in a time of need.

My love and thoughts are with you and the girls, Rissy xxxxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Mike - Gundulf
Date: 16 May 07 - 05:59 AM

Re my arse, I don't see it myself. No complaints from Gill tho, the chief recipient of Pete's succinct observation. I will miss his wit but cherish the mad impromptu jamming with Blossom and others after our Morris stands. He'll be missed but fondly remembered.
Mike


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Tams
Date: 16 May 07 - 09:04 AM

I would like to thank everyone for all their kind words. I was going to write something about Dad and the stupid and sometimes completely mad things that he has done that will forever make me smile but all words have escaped me. I will miss meeting my Dad at lunch times and always having to have that one more drink before having to get back to work, and my daughter George is going to miss him taking her to the Bingo hall by mistake on the Medway Valley park instead of into the cinema EVERY time during half terms. He has left a big hole and I will miss him every day, as I am sure all of his family and friends will.

Thank you all for your support to myself Charlotte and Val it is much appreciated.

Just to change the subject can someone please point out the nice arse to me.

Tamsin
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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Sarah Kings Arms
Date: 16 May 07 - 09:26 AM

Hi all,

My daughter said something yesterday about Pete that made me smile so i thought i would share it!

She said "Mummy is he the funny one?"
I said " Yes he was very funny but what are you talking about?"
She said "he nicked all the profiteroles did'nt he. We were fighting over them!" I said " Yes thats the one".

This proves it was not just the beer he had a soft spot for! Also that he had an impact on the children around him (even if he did fight them for profiteroles!). Sadly Missed!!!!!

P.S Val,Just receicved a message from Larisa, She knows that you will have a lot to sort out when you get back. She will wait to hear from you. It is not that she does not care but she thinks you need time to grieve and sort things out. She does not want to add any unnecessary pressure at a difficult time. Love you XXXXXX


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: MickW
Date: 16 May 07 - 02:25 PM


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 16 May 07 - 06:34 PM

Dear Tamsin,

the reference to the "nice arse" is two fold. Pete was renown for saying "nice arse" to Gill (from Gundulf) - also, there was - at least one occasion that I saw, an evening when Pete was performing as Slatery, when, in the middle of a number, a particularly nice lady with a very nice bottom, passed by him - in the middle of a verse, Pete stopped singing and growled into his microphone - " Nice arse!" - and then continued performing as if nothing had happened!! She didn't take offence, we all howled with laughter, and Pete, bless him, carried on to complete the number with a wicked glint in is eye and a slightly mishievious grin!!! I shall miss him SO much. Best wishes to you. Take care.

Kevin
Bishop Gundulf


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 16 May 07 - 06:40 PM

References to nice arses often have two folds....

I think, Kev, Tamsin was pulling our male legs, and suggesting that most male Morris dancers substituted quantity for quality


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: billybob
Date: 16 May 07 - 06:54 PM

Dear Charlotte and Tamsin
one of my favourite memories of your lovely dad was when my daughter Samantha was a baby and we would all go to Farningham on a Friday and our babies would be deposited in the room at the back in their carrycots,( including Phil and Kay's baby) you all slept peacefully(wonderful music) and at the end of the evening Pete would hand out the carrycots and joke that we would take home the right baby!I am sure he never made a mistake, but it got a huge laugh!
travel safe home Val,lots of hugs waiting here.
Wendy xx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 17 May 07 - 11:41 AM

Yes Tams.As well you know.IT'S MINE !


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 May 07 - 12:25 PM

I didn't know Pete, nor most people posting to this thread, but I'd like to say this is one of the most touching and wonderful tributes a person could ever hope for. It is obvious the world has lost a unique and special man and that he touched so many lives. Thank you all for sharing and may you all find comfort in your memories and each others' hugs.


kat


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Charlotte, Eddie and Sue White
Date: 17 May 07 - 02:12 PM

Hello Val

My Mum and Dad (Sue and Eddie White) from Oast Ouse Oppers, Offcumduns and Bishop Gundulfs, wanted to pass on their condolences, as do I. Sue Urwin had been keeping me up to date, and Clare Gray from Offcumduns told us the sad news on Sunday as we all got on a coach to go to Brighton Morris Mens Day of Dance.
We had a great big booige for you and Pete in the rain, soakin wet, in clogs, and just wanted you to know we're thinking of you, sending some north west wishes your way :0)

Eddie especially has been upset by the news having known Pete for longer than i've been alive (and i'm 24!), and had been calling me to check the 'intranet page website thingie' for news whenever he was on the phone to me for updates. He is ill himself at the moment but will attend the send off / suspected knees up that Pete deserves, even if my mum says No!

best wishes

Eddie and Sue White

and Charlotte xx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Dave Masterson
Date: 18 May 07 - 04:51 AM

Heard the sad news from Terry Heaslip at the beginning of the week, but this is the first opportunity I've had to put my thoughts down.

Dear, dear, it only seems 5 minutes ago but it was the summer of 1970 when I first met Pete, at Dartford FC at the Station Hotel, and later at the wonderful, wonderful Coach House, Farningham. I had just moved down to Kent from North London, and they were my introduction to live folk music. Before that it was listening to Peter, Paul and Mary albums (which are still treasured possessions, I'll have you know!).

Crayfolk in those days were Pete, John Barker (also sadly no longer with us) and Pete Chopin (Wendy – is Chopin still around? Last I heard he was living in Walton).

We embryonic folkies held Pete and co. somewhat in awe. They were central to the folk revival in North Kent, and I remember us following them up to London one night to a gig at the pub in Gloucester Avenue just down from C Sharp House (can't remember the name of the pub) and who did we bump into? Of course, the omnipresent Dave Bryant!

It was watching Pete dancing (and singing) with Hartley Morris on Boxing Day 1973 that made me decide I wanted to dance the Morris, and had many happy years with Hartley as a result. Being with Hartley in the 70's was quite amazing. The side in those days was massive and at one point we had to close the books on membership! The singing in the pubs after dance stands was awesome, and I think it was that experience that gave me my preference for bar sessions/singarounds over formal club settings.

From the posts on this thread it is obvious that Pete, who over the years has engendered a love of folk music and dance in so many people, and is obviously held in great regard, will be greatly missed. A fitting epitaph.

When someone we have known for so long passes suddenly like this, it makes one sit up and think upon the greater mysteries of life. None of us know when our time is to come, so it is an encouragement to live each day to the full and to keep short accounts. As it is written, "Don't let the sun go down on your anger."

Goodbye Streaky, I hope you've found peace, and that we meet again in a better place.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Su and Ali (cousins from the days of the Vic
Date: 18 May 07 - 06:13 AM

It's difficult to read through all these wonderful messages without it bringing a tear to your eye but at the end of the day it is also a reminder for us of so many good and fun memories of Pete and his days in the Vic.

Who can forget those wonderful firework displays where Pete simply put any apparent 'duds' on the bonfire and waited for the sparks to fly, health and safety was NOT an issue! Or the time the cat ate the meat from the buffet and Pete calmly shooed the cat, cut off the obviously gnawed bits and it was business as usual. It was all part of his charm! And the dinosaur disco's we could go on and on, we had so many laughs (and some tears).

Words are so inadequate at a time like this but our thoughts are with you Val, Charlotte, Tamsin & families. It must be so nice to know how loved Pete was and how much he will be missed by so many.

Su and Ali


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Dilligaf
Date: 18 May 07 - 11:06 AM

Hi to you all
We,re back home now and plans are in place.
The celebration of his life will take place on tuesday 29th of May 1.00 from our house then at 1.30 at Cliffe Church and then a short commital service at Medway crem (there are those who say he should have been commited years ago) then a celebration of his life at The White Horse, Upper Stoke Rochester. bring your tankards your voices and anything you can play, wear your kits or something bright, Family flowers only but if you wish Donations to The Anthony Nolan foundation which Pete supported when he had the Vic and who found a donor when his great nephew had luekemia.
I would love to see as many "old" faces as poss and collect all my cuddles in person.
Love and Big hugs
Valxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Billybob,lost my cookie
Date: 19 May 07 - 09:52 AM

Dave, yes Chopping is still in Walton. I spoke to him last week, he was very upset, he has known Pete since they were at school in Dartford and learnt to play guitars together. I do not know if he will be at the celebration , but Bill and I will.
love to all, hugs to Val
Wendy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: growler
Date: 19 May 07 - 06:03 PM

Val, keep your chin up, see you next Tuesday
   Simon


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Girl Friday
Date: 20 May 07 - 04:02 PM

Hi Val. Never been to your house, can you pm me with address. We know it's Upper Stoke, but can't find your address. Love from us both. Sue and Trev xxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 May 07 - 01:56 AM

Upper Stoke is small enough you just go there and look for people - or ask in the pub!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Girl Friday
Date: 21 May 07 - 05:23 AM

Ta Richard - will do... didn't think it through.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Dilligaf
Date: 21 May 07 - 02:09 PM

I,ve just posted this on the other thread but to stop poor Richard getting phonoitus Every body is very welcome to come at whatever time they can and I am sure well almost (in good Pete tradition if the bar was open he was there) we will not be out the pub to early.
If you bring sleeping bags you can kip on my floor or pitch your tents in the garden.
Dilligaf


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Sheila Finn - Folk London - Invicta - Kits C
Date: 23 May 07 - 08:21 AM

My deepest condolences to all of Pete's family and friends. I first met him at Farningham in the late seventy's and we had been firm friends ever since. I am sorry I can't make Tuesday in person as I have to go to hospital but will be there in spirit. Musician, dancer, actor, pub landlord and friend, Pete was all of these. I have taken the liberty of putting a photo of him on the cover of the June Folk London and hope my printing company do it justice. It came from Blossom so blame him! God bless.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Davewebb
Date: 24 May 07 - 07:03 AM

Shocked to hear about Pete. He has influenced my taste in folk music since the early 70's. I first saw him at Farningham Folk Club with the Crayfolk. Pete singing Paddy Lay Back and Peggy Gordon will be forevever in my memory. There must be some good clubs up there now with John Barker with his double bass and Dave Bryant with his operatic voice. Pete's dad will be there as well playing harmonica. I hope his 12 string finds a good home.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,Pam & Alan Colls For Dartford Folk Club
Date: 24 May 07 - 04:49 PM

Fond memories of Pete with Crayfolk at the Railway in the 60's playing his 12 string with Pete Chopping on 6 string guitar and John Barker on double bass, was a big influence on getting us interested in Folk Music. Pete will be sadly missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Yorkiedave
Date: 25 May 07 - 10:38 AM

Very sad news Val. Can't get down to Kent for Tuesday so I shall have to drink a toast to Pete up here instead. (Have got the bread soaking already.) Dave ( Ex Bishop Gundulfs) ps. Pete, being a gentleman would never make nasty comments. However, "increase" is an anagram of "Nice Arse"!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: GUEST,John Wild
Date: 26 May 07 - 08:54 PM

Nothing I can say can add to what so many have already said. I just wish to add my condolences, and regrets that I wll be unable to be there on Tuesday. I will think of the moment.

best wishes

John Wild


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: growler
Date: 30 May 07 - 04:49 PM

What a send - off


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: Dilligaf
Date: 30 May 07 - 06:01 PM

THANK YOU TO EVERBODY,
We gave Pete the send off he would have wanted and deserved.So many old friends and as Pete would have said there wasn,t a dry leg in the house when wadard sang "when all men sing" in the church.
Thanks to your generousity we raised over £1500 for The Anthony Nolan Trust.
Thank you one and all for doing the old git proud.
Love and BIG hugs,
Val (sorry but this time I did give a F**k)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: billybob
Date: 31 May 07 - 03:35 PM

Val
WELL DONE !!!!!
It was a wonderful day and Pete would have been proud of you!
I am so pleased you raised such a huge amount in Pete's memory for the Anthony Nolan Trust, maybe we can continue to raise funds in Pete's memory? It is such an important charity and as you said on Tuesday if we can save one young persons life !
Any ideas folks? Annual concert or do?
see you next week Val, lots of love and hugs from Billy and me.
Wendy xxxxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Slats ('Streaky' Pete Hicks) meningitis
From: growler
Date: 31 May 07 - 04:16 PM

Val, well done, what a great send off. We would be proud to have ' The Anthony Nolan Fund' as our named charity for the next year at ' The Good Intent Folk ' in Pete's name.
God Bless
    Simon


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